Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Madison's 6 Month: Half a year!!

Baby’s Weight: Madison went in early for her 6 month check-up for a screening to be cleared for a move to Korea. She weighed 14lbs 12 oz!
Baby’s Height: She was also 26.5 inches making her ranked in the 77th percentile for height for her age--definitely has her mommy's long legs.
Baby’s Routine: Maddi is still up around 7:30-8am and follows the same ol' routine when possible. Eating every 3 hours. Lately though, we've been on the go, trying to get everything ready and packed for Korea. This makes it nearly impossible to follow her routine exactly, which sometimes equals a fussy/cranky baby. Hopefully our routine gets back to normal soon.

New Foods I liked: We tried avocado, LOVED it! Tried green beans and peas--you HATED them. And you loved your bananas!

New Discoveries I made: Your babbling definitely amuses you. And your little squeals! So funny. You are also learning to sit up.
My Accomplishments: Babbling and Squealing! You can sit unassisted for about 8-10 seconds. You will soon be sitting all on your own!
Places I Went: California a couple days before Christmas.. We will soon be living back in Cali for a short time, while Daddy heads to Korea. Hopefully we can meet up with him soon.
Special Memories: Spending Christmas Day with your grandparents, uncles and aunties, great-grandma Galbert and of course, mommy and daddy. You loved the wrapping paper, of course. You also sat up particularly well on Christmas day!

I love this picture of you and Daddy. So precious!

Practicing sitting up--you fell over a few seconds after this was snapped ;)

Your very first go at eating solids--Avocados. You loved them! 

Christmas eve-Grammy and I gave you a lil pony.
How cute are you? ;)

Grandma spoils you to no end. 

Mommy and Maddi on Christmas Day 

Christmas eve--helping mommy and grammy wrap presents.
Daddy gave you a Lemon-your face is priceless

Too cute!

Happy 6 Months Madison Kay-Jean! Mommy and Daddy Love You!

Madison turns 5 Months

Baby’s Weight: Madison weighed 13lbs 14 oz at her check-up last month, my guess is she's about 14lbs 5oz! Growin' so fast.

Baby’s Height: Im assuming she's about 26 inches now.

Baby’s Routine: Maddi still follows just about the same routine as written in the last post. She's up for the day between 7-8 am and down between 8-9pm. She has been sleeping through the entire night. Sometimes 12-13 hours. Crazy.

New Foods I liked: No new foods yet, still being breastfed and formula fed. Bought a baby bullet though because we will be making baby food SOONish! :)

New Discoveries I made: Maddi can roll over front to back, and back to front with ease now! She is now practicing sitting up!

My Accomplishments: Giggling, perfected rolling over both ways, and learning to sit up slowly but surely!

Places I Went: California, again--but this time, as a family, for Thanksgiving.
Special Memories: For Halloween, since you are a bit to young to trick-or-treat, Daddy and I took you to dinner just so people could see you in your costume :) You were just to cute to be cooped up inside. For Thanksgiving, we were able to spend it in California with both your grammies and papa Mike. We had so much fun and are so thankful to have been able to spend it with our family back in Cali.

Maddi's First Halloween 

She was facebookin' with her Grammy Bear ;)

My Sweet Girl in her new Sunbaby Cloth Diapers--LOVE them. 


Grammy and Momma took Maddi to see the Coca Cola Polar Bear.
It was Santa and not even Thanksgiving yet. Strange. But Maddi is adorable, nonetheless. 

Meeting her cousin Kaylin for the first time--Born November 15, 2011. 

Happy 1st Thanksgiving Maddi Cakes!

Happy 5 Months Sweet girl! We love you!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Madison's 4 month!

*I realize this is quite a bit late, but better late than never I suppose.

Baby’s Weight: Madison now weighs 13lbs 14 oz! Mommy’s big girl!

Baby’s Height: Baby Maddi is 25 ½ inches long. She definitely has her momma’s legs! She is wearing 9 mo. baby pants because her legs are so long!

Baby’s Routine: Maddi has set more of a routine in the last month by herself if we're at home and not on the go--she will follow this routine to T. She wakes up between 7-8 am, eats every 3 hours on the dot. Her schedule is usually as follows: 
8 am: Breastfed
9-10am: Nap 
11am: Breastfed
1pm: Nap
2pm: Bottle of Formula (6 oz)
2-5pm: Cat naps, Play time. 
5 pm: Bottle of Formula (6 oz)
5:30-7pm: Play time with Daddy when he gets home from work
7pm: Swing while Mommy and Daddy eat dinner, cleanup. 
8pm: Bathtime, and Breastfed
9pm: Bedtime :) 

New Foods I liked: Maddi is still being breastfed and formula fed strictly—2 more months and we can begin solids! I want to feed her bananna’s and sweet potatoes already!! Haha. Kidding—while I look forward to feeding her something other than milk, I can wait because I absolutely enjoy breastfeeding my Maddi girl when I get the chance to. I just look forward to making my own baby food and seeing her master, yet another milestone. I love watching her grow!

New Discoveries I made: Maddi discovered her feet in the last month. She is chewing on her hands and feet constantly. She has rolled over from back to tummy once and is now perfecting the rollover from tummy to back.

Maddi chewing on her feeties :)

My Accomplishments: She is learning to giggle, rolling over pretty well, and have learned to place all things in your mouth! Silly girl! 

Places I Went: We went to Cali again for a week while Daddy went to another training, and we attended your Auntie Amber's Wedding on the 22nd of October.  :)

Maddi and I at Auntie Amber's Wedding 

Special Memories: We were able to go to Hawes Farm, the pumpkin patch while down in Cali for a week. Your VERY FIRST pumpkin patch-- We went with your Auntie Lesly, Uncle Chris, Grammy and Papa Mike. 

Maddi sportin' a Halloween Outfit

Maddi, Mommy, Grammy, and Papa Mike at Hawes Farm

Random Day in Cali--Auntie Les came to visit. 

Went to the Sundial Bridge with Aunt Missy and her boyfriend--Breast Cancer Awareness

Happy 4 Months Madison Kay-Jean!! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our 4 day Weekend: Recap

*GASP: I'm seriously updating before Maddi's 4 month!! Proud moment. Hopefully my blogging will continue to grow and get better. It's much needed.

Thursday: We went to Christopher's Organizational Day at work.. Maddi and I watched Daddy play some football, Chris and I ate some BBQ and chit chatted with everyone he works with. The weather sucked!!
Miss Maddi all bundled up!

Thursday night, hung out with the Ulrich's! :) Love them! We had pizza and watched a movie--annnnd Amanda and I might have stayed up till 2 am chatting/gossiping! ha!

Friday: Amanda and I went to Michael's and I bought a TON of ribbon to make some bows for Maddi. I'm also attempting to make a tutu bow holder. Will def. make a post with the results of both!! :) It was also the first time I left Maddi with her Daddy, FIRST TIME ever! He did a wonderful job and I feel sooo relieved. Not that I didnt think he could do it, I guess it's just me, or "mother's instinct" that was worried something would go wrong.

First bow attempt--turned out 'okay'.

My little model--showing off mommy's bow skills. Ha!
Hopefully they get better with practice.

Saturday: Chris and I were able to go on a DINNER date :) We went to Korean BBQ and than out to a friend's Halloween get-together! Soooo much fun!! Chris was a creep from this video. Haha! I dressed as a zombie--hardest costume I've ever had to be because I have never done scary? I'm weird. I know. Special Thanks to Auntie Amanda and Uncle Sam for watching miss Maddi! :)

Christopher and I

The "Creep"

Sunday: Maddi, Chris, and I LITERALLY lounged ALLLLL Day. Didn't do a darn thing but eat, watch some football, a couple movies and LOTS OF NAPS! :) hehehe. Love those kind of days.

Monday: Sad to see the weekend come to an end--but we had a great "extended" weekend. We are doing our PILES AND MOUNDS of laundry today! 
YUCK... but it must be done.

How was your weekend?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kayla's 24th Birthday

Kayla's "Golden" Birthday--She turned 24 on the 24th. :) We decided to throw her a little surprise party. Miss Kayla thought we were just doing dinner at Tres. Little did she know, we had all planned a little scheme. Lesly was to pick Kayla and her brother up. However, she would conveniently forget her clutch at home and need to go get it. After all, she needed her ID to have a few drinks with the birthday girl! The rest of us waited patiently anxiously back at the house to surprise Kayla as she walked in to retrieve Lesly's infamous clutch. I also fibbed and told Kays I wouldn't be able to attend dinner because I had not found a babysitter for my Maddi girl. Hehe--we're so sneaky.

Anyway, it all went as planned and it was a success.
And here we all are in our cute dressies! :)

Birthday Girl --Happy 24th Kays!

We had wine, cheese, spinach dip, etc.
I also found a recipe for these amazing Strawberry Jello Shooters on Pinterest that you can find here
 (Side note: Pinterest was an amazing invention--GENIUS)

After eating, chatting and spending time at the house, we called a cab and headed on out. The girls introduced me to the Kareoke Cab and we headed to LaSalles. 

Miss Les and I at LaSalles

Kareoke Cab ride-
Don't laugh too much at our silliness. :) Love these girls!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Madison's Three Month Birthday

*I need to improve on my blogging skills--at least posting weekly, instead of monthly. We'll see how that works out. ha.

Baby's Weight: Maddi doesn't have another appt. until she is 4 mo. However, by my calculations on the scale (if my scale and calculations are accurate) she is roughly 13lbs.

Baby's Length: Madison was measured at 22.5 inches at her last appointment. My guess is she has grown at least 2 inches since. She's a tall baby :) Takes after her mommy in that department--will make for some dreadful middle school years. I was taller than most girls and definitely taller than all boys.. hehe.

Baby's Routine: No real routine during the day.. we just go with the flow. Maddi sleeps and eats whenever she pleases throughout the day. However, we have established a bit of a nighttime routine. Around 8:30 or 9pm we give Maddi her bath, swaddle her in her swaddleme blanket, nurse her and she is out. My princess will sleep pretty consistently through the night after her last feed. Generally from about 10pm until 6am. Although, last night was rough...I blame the vaccinations for that though.

New Foods I Liked: Still a combination of breast milk and formula. Grandma and I did let her suck on red licorice for a sec. ha. Not sure if she liked it or not. (I know, SUGAR. blah blah blah--but I did it anyway. Shoot me.) Can't wait to start some veggies in a couple months!!

New Discoveries I Made: Has discovered her voice--she loves to coo and screech. ha!She is still LOVING to chew and suck on her hands. She also began rubbing her feet together--so thinking her feet will be discovered soon!

My Accomplishments: Maddi's head control is perfected :). Smiles constantly--a much happier baby these days.Waiting on her first giggles! She is able to roll from her tummy to back.

Places I Went: Spent pretty much the entire month in Cali-went to Maddi's first fair, and had a slumber party with her Aunties in Paradise.

Special Memories: Spending the month in Cali while her daddy was away "playing army"--well training in the field. Special Memories include--slumber party with some of her beautiful aunties, going to Maddi's first fair with family, meeting and spending time with more family members, and of course celebrating Maddi's 3 Month and Grandma's 45th birthday. 

>>Here are some pictures from the past month:

Daddy kissing his babygirl goodbye. He was leaving for the field. 

Maddi and her Aunties! (Kayla, Lesly & Andee)

Baby Orangutan Hair!..hehehe. 
I always call her monkey--So stinkin' cute!

Meeting cousins Ashur, Ebin and Lucien for the first time. 

Maddi went and watched Auntie Lesly and Auntie Kayla play volleyball. 
Auntie Les made her a tie-dye onsie to match their team. :)

Auntie Lindsey and Uncle Josh bought this cute little costume for miss Maddi.
My little Love bug!! :) 

Maddi's first fair experience: Caricature of the princess

Grandma, Grandpa and Mommy--enjoying corn dogs.
 What is a fair without corn dogs?

Watching the Destruction Derby. It was a bit chilly. 

Grandma's 45th Birthday! 

Madison Kay-Jean at 3 Months: